Would this be worth it? I know that's what the ports are for, but just seemslike unnecessary heparinizing and increased chance of infection over a peripheral stick?
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Not sure if you can access the information from their website but you can try. I bought the Standards for my hospital's use. Cost is about $50, I think. Helps me create policies, etc. There are times when heparin is ok, of course, but not routinely and not for every patient. The reference list for flushing standards is four page columns, so I cannot address here.
2 IV RNs stated this was untrue in another thread: How does heparinizing ports work?
I have never worked anywhere where we didn't flush ports with heparin at all times. 500 units with deaccessing and 50 units if left accessed.
It won't let me link directly to it but if you click the first link here, it says heparin is recommended: https://www.google.com/#q=infusion%2...ng%20protocols
Last edit by KelRN215 on Jul 15, '14